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‘Project (Un)Popular’ explores middle school popularity, friendship

In spite of her fear of animals and water, Kristen Tracy grew up wanting to be a marine biologist — a career that is a far cry from her current line of work.

June 28, 2016 | Tori Ackerman Deseret News | Hot Topics


Tips for choosing an exterior paint color for your house

Choosing an exterior paint color is an intimidating exercise. Looking at those minuscule swatches and picturing what any one color will look like spread over your entire house is tough. It really feels like a make-or-break decision as far as the curb appeal of your house is concerned.

June 26, 2016 | Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Life is hard, suffering is optional

Question:

June 22, 2016 | Kim Giles KSL.com | Hot Topics


5 TV opening credits you just can't skip

TVLAND — Some TV intros are things you dread and can't wait to skip (Full House, anyone?). They’re silly and long and annoying. But others — the good ones — even end up on your drive-to-work playlists.

June 22, 2016 | Amanda Taylor KSL.com | Hot Topics


Have You Seen This? Magnetic field makes pop can go ‘Boom!’

PHYSICSVILLE — As any loyal viewer of the TV show “Breaking Bad” knows, magnets are awesome.

June 21, 2016 | Angie Treasure KSL.com | Hot Topics


When traveling abroad, I prepare to look stupid

Every time I travel abroad, I prepare myself for the inevitable:

June 21, 2016 | Tiffany Gee Lewis Deseret News | Hot Topics


The perfect, one-day diet

As a registered dietitian, one of the most common requests I receive from my clients is for help composing a specific meal plan that will get them the results they want. Many people are confused by the plethora of diet options they’ve read about online or in magazines, seen on popular television shows, or heard about from friends or family members. With diet options ranging from low carb to low fat, from Paleo to vegetarian, and from juicing to whole foods, it can be easy to get confused. So what does the perfect day of eating look like?

June 19, 2016 | Shannon Adair KSL.com | Hot Topics


6 reasons why you need to take time for yourself

Older generations like to poke fun at millennials for how they stare at screens rather than have conversations face to face. But, ironically, much of that screen-staring time is spent connecting with other people. Millennials chat on social media apps and make plans over texts. Facebook (and Myspace before it) even counts the number of friends you have and pressures you to keep that friend-count high so you don't look like a loser.

June 14, 2016 | Benjamin Greene FamilyShare | Hot Topics


Book review: Sailor turns to high society in clean Regency-era romance 'My Fair Gentleman'

MY FAIR GENTLEMAN: A Proper Romance,” by Nancy Campbell Allen, Shadow Mountain, $15.99, 248 pages (f)

June 13, 2016 | Christine Rappleye Deseret News | Hot Topics


Flat-earth advocate knocks rocket landing as 'propaganda'

A few thousand years ago, before the dawn of the industrial age and Twitter, a Greek philosopher was the first to postulate that the earth might be, in fact, round.

June 13, 2016 | Robynn Garfield KSL.com | Hot Topics


5 ways smoking is costing you more money than the cigarettes themselves

For years, we have known the adverse impact that smoking can have on the body. Studies have shown the harmful effects years of smoking has on someone's overall health, but what about the effects of smoking on a person's bank account?

June 09, 2016 | Paul Moyer Deseret News | Hot Topics


8 phrases you should tell yourself every morning

Research shows that positive self-talk can increase your lifespan, help your physical and emotional health, strengthen your well–being and provide better coping skills during hardships and times of stress. Self-talk is the voice in your mind that controls your thoughts about yourself and your life. Reachout.com states “What you say in your mind can determine a lot of how you feel about who you are.”

June 08, 2016 | Candace Johnson FamilyShare | Hot Topics


The simple health choice that most Americans are ignoring

A staggering 87 percent of Americans are avoiding one food that’s known to control appetite, stabilize blood sugars, prevent obesity, keep bowels regular, reduce blood pressure, lower the risk of heart disease, inhibit cataract formation and protect against some forms of cancer. Could it be acai berries? Green coffee bean extract? Kefir?

June 07, 2016 | Allana Kerr KSL.com | Hot Topics


King Tut's dagger blade made from meteorite, study says

Mummies in space? Not quite, but new research suggests they are somewhat linked.

June 06, 2016 | Carlos Baquerizo KSL.com | Hot Topics


10 easy ways to feel happy

“Most people are about as happy as they have made up their minds to be.”- attributed to Abraham Lincoln

June 05, 2016 | Rebecca Watson FamilyShare | Hot Topics


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8 foods to skip on your next grocery store trip

Are the “health foods” you’re buying actually healthy for you? While no single food is unhealthy enough to warrant being universally labeled as a ...

July 19, 2016 | Shannon Adair KSL.com | Hot Topics


Beyond DIY: Tips from 'This Old House' to save on a home remodel

In this crazy technological world, one of our favorite sources is "This Old House" the television show, its magazine and its website at thisoldhouse.com ...

July 18, 2016 | Annie Schwemmer and Ann Robinson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Group of scientists find ‘sweet’ solution to malnutrition and hunger

A group of scientists specializing in sweet potato farming is being honored for making the root vegetable even more healthy and possibly reducing hunger for ...

July 18, 2016 | Sara Weber Deseret News | Hot Topics


Kohl's Cares back-to-school collection features Clifford the Big Red Dog

A new selection of items with a back-to-school theme is available at Kohl’s stores through September as part of the Kohl’s Cares program ...

July 13, 2016 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Hot Topics


7 TV shows to watch when you really miss school

TV LAND — It’s the beginning of July, which means we're just getting into the first true month of summer. Although there is still ...

July 10, 2016 | Amanda Taylor KSL.com | Hot Topics


5 recent books offer insights into the lives of presidents of the United States

Since 1789, 43 men have assumed the office of president of the United States, each with differing personalities, goals and perspectives.

July 04, 2016 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Hot Topics


Are acidic foods ruining your health?

Whether you notice it or not, balance is a key player in everyday life. Balancing your checkbook, balancing work and play, or simply balancing in ...

July 04, 2016 | Allana Kerr KSL.com | Hot Topics


4 ways to become the woman everyone wants to be friends with

Why do some women want to bring other women down?

July 04, 2016 | Valerie Steimle FamilyShare | Hot Topics


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